A lorry ploughed through crowds “like a bowling ball” for more than a mile as families and friends watched the annual fireworks display on the streets of Nice.
The truck driver was said to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” — God is greatest — before being killed in a gun battle with cops.
The religion of peace strikes again. How are our dopey PC elite going to shrug it off this time? Isn’t it ironic how they call me a “denier” for pointing out that their carbon dioxide theory of global warming is not backed up by evidence, yet they deny that Islam is a threat to us?
Police said guns and grenades were found in the vehicle alongside the driver. Dozens of victims were seen lying injured on Promenade des Anglais along the city’s famous waterfront. Other petrified revellers threw themselves in the sea to escape the carnage. …
It was the second worst terror attack in French history, behind November’s atrocities in Paris.
The white lorry was reported to have mounted the pavement at about 40mph and steered directly towards men, women and children, some of whom were still dressed for the beach. …
As the lorry speeded up, police marksmen were seen shooting at the windscreen, killing the driver.
What goers through the minds of of our PC political class when they hear of yet another rape or massacre by fundamentalist Muslims? “Yes! These are the people we want to import into our society! Our ugly little racist western population whom we have only contempt for will be in for it now!” Presumably not, but you’ve really got to wonder sometimes.
Hey! At least Hillary Clinton won’t brazenly blame this on lack of gun control.
Authorities said they found identity papers belonging to a 31-year-old French-Tunisian citizen in the truck, as well as “guns” and “larger weapons”.
In a pre-dawn address to the nation, President Francois Hollande called up military and police reservists to relieve forces worn out by an eight-month state of emergency begun after the Islamic State militant group killed 130 people in Paris. The state of emergency has been extended. …
The truck driver who rammed his vehicle into a massive crowd in Nice fired a pistol several times before being shot dead by police, a local official said Friday.
Here is a video of the truck, briefly:
French president denounces ‘monstrous’ killing of 80 people, by Bonnie Malkin.
Witnesses said the driver was “zigzagging” so he could hit as many people as possible. It was reported that he drove into the crowd for 2km at a speed of about 50km/h.
Some told of parents frantically throwing their children over fences to avoid them being struck by the lorry as a “stampede” of people rushed down the Promenade des Anglais.
List of Islamic Terror Attacks in 2016. So far, up to but not including the Nice massacre, the list includes: 1,268 Islamic attacks in 50 countries, in which 11,664 people were killed and 14,087 injured.
It’s far easier to act as if critics of Islam have a problem with Muslims as people than it is to accept the uncomfortable truth that Islam is different.
hat-tip Stephen Neil